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Old 08-23-2017, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Did the LA County Metro just criminalize riding while fat?

In articles talking about the LA Metro combating "manspreading" (a questionable practice due to physiologic differences of men having narrower pelvis'), the apparent wording appears to seriously impact fat people.

The key phrase is "Occupying more than one seat". It's apparently in the revised Metro Code of Conduct. The initial fine is $75 and repeated offenses can cause you to be banned for increasingly longer times. So it appears LA is making it illegal to be riding while fat.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:54 AM   #2
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I'm about 1000% positive they mean taking up more than 1 seat through a deliberate action like putting your feet up on an adjacent seat or using an available seat to stash a purse or shopping bag.

What would be interesting to know is if you could somehow avoid the fine by paying a double fare. There are plenty of fat people who say this when the airline discussion happens, some people actually say they expect to pay for an additional seat if they require the room. So I wonder if you'd be allowed to just pay for the extra seat on a bus.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:41 AM   #3
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Although paying an extra fare would not protect you from dirty looks (and possibly more) from people who are standing :-/
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